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Published on Dec 23, 2013 6:22 PM
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Charity Wishing Tree, at Orchard Hotel, on Dec 17, 2013. Adopt a wishing star found on the Charity Christmas Tree at Orchard Hotel, and help to fulfil the wishes of less fortunate children from the Fei Yue Community Services Family Service Centre. -- PHOTO: ORCHARD HOTEL

CHRISTMAS WISHING TREE AT ORCHARD HOTEL

Adopt a wishing star found on the Charity Christmas Tree at Orchard Hotel, and help to fulfil the wishes of less fortunate children from the Fei Yue Community Services Family Service Centre.

Where: Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard When: Till Tue or when the "Wishing Stars" run out, 7am - 11pm Tel: 6739-6610 Info: Go to www.orchardhotel.com.sg

Art

THE ART OF FAN CHANG TIEN

View the works of renowned first-generation Singapore artist Fan Chang Tien (1907-1987), whose works are part of the national collection at the Singapore Art Museum. He mentored many second-generation ink painters here, including Chua Ek Kay and Chen Kezhan, and helped to invigorate the early years of the Singapore art scene.

Where: Asia Art Collective, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 03-42, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard When: Till Tue, 11am - 7pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6733-2155

EXCESS - FU LEI AND DANE PATTERSON JOINT EXHIBITION

Chinese artist Fu Lei celebrates the excess of sensuality and desire through a display of voluminous bodies. In contrast, American artist Dane Patterson showcases familiar people and objects displaced from their usual context.

Where: Art Plural Gallery, 3rd Floor, 38 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah When: Till Fri, 11am - 7pm, Mon to Sat, closed on Sundays and public holidays Admission: Free Tel: 6336-8360 Info: carole@artpluralgallery.com

HARRY CHIN CHUN WAH ART EXHIBITION

Check out a showcase of more than 30 sketches and ink and colour as well as watercolour paintings by Harry Chin Chun Wah, depicting the Singapore River, streetscapes, buildings of old Singapore and history buildings in Asian cities.

Where: Hai Hui Art Gallery, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 03-33, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard When: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm daily Admission: Free

Charity

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL'S TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL CHOCOLATES AND TEDDY BEARS FOR CHARITY

Shangri-La Hotel has launched two charity programmes this festive season. Buy a Touched By An Angel chocolate at the hotel's Gingerbread House and half of the proceeds will go to Bayanihan for the Philippines, a fundraising campaign for Daanbantayan, an area of 140km north of Cebuaffected by the recent typhoon. You may also buy the hotel's doorman teddy bears and half of the proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (Singapore).

Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Gingerbread House at the Lobby, Orange Grove Road MRT: Orchard When: Till Wed, 11am - 9pm Admission: Pay $12 for a "Touched By An Angel" chocolate and $20 for a Shangri-La doorman teddy bear Tel: 6213-4448 Info: www.s/srewards.com.sg/festive2013

MOUNT ELIZABETH NOVENA HOSPITAL LIGHTS THE DREAMS OF PATHLIGHT STUDENTS

Buy any of 65 colourful light cubes painted by five local artists and 60 special needs students from Pathlight School, and the proceeds will go to support needy autistic children at the school. Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital will match each sale dollar for dollar.

Where: Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, hospital lobby MRT: Novena When: Till Dec 31 Admission: Pay $100 - $500 for a light cube Info: Go to www.lightadream.org to buy the light cubes online

Festivals

JINGLE BELLES ROCK!

Singaporean Elaine Lam and Indonesia-born Jessica Irawan are singer-songwriters who will perform jazzy versions of Christmas songs. Part of Celebrate December.

Where: Esplanade Concourse MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tue, 6.15, 7.15 & 8.15pm Admission: Free Tel: 6828-8377 Info: www.esplanade.com/Celebrate_December

HILLARY FRANCIS

Local crooner Hillary Francis will warm your heart with his holiday classics. He was the lead singer and drummer of The Sandboys in the mid-1960s and The Blackjacks in the early 1970s. Part of Celebrate December.

Where: Explanade Outdoor Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Tue, 7.30 - 8.15pm, 8.45 -9.30pm & 10 - 10.45pm Admission: Free Tel: 6828-8377 Info: www.esplanade.com/Celebrate_December

Kids

A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS 2013: MERRY GAMES CARNIVAL

Children and the young at heart can have fun playing games at the Merry Games Carnival at Liang Court. Brands such as Uniqlo, Meida-Ya and Dunkin' Donuts have set up game booths.

Where: Liang Court, Main Atrium, River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Till Wed usual mall hours Admission: Free Info: www.liangcourt.com.sg

Theatre

THE KINGDOM AND THE BEAUTY

This Chinese opera by the Singapore Hainan Society Opera Company is about Emperor Zhengde of the Ming Dynasty, who disguises himself as a commoner and travels to Jiangnan, where he falls in love with an innkeeper's sister and wants to make her his queen.

Where: Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Dec 28, 8pm Admission: $21 - $53 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

This musical is about Quasimodo (played by Matt Laurent), the hunchback of Notre Dame, and his love for the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. Helmed by director Gilles Maheu from Cirque du Soleil, it features acrobats and dancers.

Where: Marina Bay Sands, Mastercard Theatres, Sands Theatre MRT: Bayfront When: Till Sun, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $58 - $178 (premium) Tel: 6688-8826/6348-5555 Info: entertainment.marinabaysands.com & www.sistic.com.sg

LIGHTSEEKER

This fantasy musical about a battle between light and dark boasts special effects and the songs of Dick Lee, with original musical arrangement and orchestrations by Jonathan Lim and Bang Wenfu.

Where: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa MRT: HarbourFront When: Till March 23, 8pm (Thu - Tue), 3pm (Sat & Sun) Admission: $51 - $151 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by MAGDALENE LUM

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